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|104k||24 May 1945||Thomas F. Connors|
|70k||24 May 1945|
|73k||26 July 1944|
|551k||24 May 1945: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Koiner (DE 331) southbound enroute to Norfollk, Virginia. From 2 to 22 May she had been undergoing overhaul in the
New York Navy Yard Annex at Bayonne, New Jersey. On the 23rd she left Bayonne and loaded ammunition at the Naval Weapons Depot, Leonardo, N.J. After spending the night anchored off
Sandy Hook, she departed for Casco Bay, Maine in company with Kretchmer (DE 329) and O'Reilly (DE 330). At 02:30 on the 25th of May they were ordered to reverse
course and head to Norfolk, Virginia where they were immediately re-routed to Culebra Island in the Caribbean.
(U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-323933 from the United States National Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|31ki||As U.S. Coast Guard WDE 431||-|
|593k||26 August 1955: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal. - Bow view of USS Koiner (DER 331) during her commissioning ceremonies at Mare Island. The
stern of the USS Mountrail (APA 213) is just visible aft of Koiner.
(U.S. Navy photo #DER 331 26352-8-55 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|721k||26 August 1955: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal. - Stern view of USS Koiner (DER 331) during her commissioning ceremonies at Mare Island. The
USS Rasher (SSR 269) is forward of Koiner.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DER 331 26356-8-55 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum)
|143k||26 August 1955: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal. - Commissioning ceremonies of USS Koiner (DER 331).|
(U.S. Navy photo #DER 331 26355-8-55 from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum)
|447k||circa 1956: location unknown
(U.S. Navy Photo)
|51k||Late 1950's||Mike Sheen|
USS Koiner, 1959-1961
|309k||undated image||Nick Tiberio|
|56k||03 June 1963||Thomas F. Connors |
|102k||1965: San Francisco Navy Yard - Koiner and USS Atlanta (IX 304) lie
across the pier from USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14).
(From the USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14) Cruise Book, 1965-66)
|View the USS Koiner (DE 331) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Koiner as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Koiner's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 27 Dec. 1943 – 21 May 1945||Lcdr. Charles Sterling Judson Jr., USNR (Comm. CO) (ROTC '36) (Coronado, Cal.)|
|2.) 21 May 1945 – 05 Jun. 1946||Lt./Lcdr. Jack M. Althouse, USNR (Waterloo, Ia.)|
|3.) 05 Jun. 1946 – 04 Oct. 1946||Lt. William F. McCue, USN|
|4.) 20 Jun. 1951 – .. Dec. 1952||Cmdr. Frank Vincent Helmer, USCG (USCGA '35) (South Plainfield, N.J.) (ret. as Radm.)|
|5.) .. Dec. 1952 - .. Jun. 1954||Lcdr. William Freeland Rea III, USCG (USCGA '42) (Vicksburg, Miss.) (ret. as Vadm.)|
|6.) 26 Aug. 1955 – .. .... ....||Lcdr. Vern Willard Tracy|
|7.) .. .... 1965 – 04 Feb. 1967||Lcdr. Eddie Frederick Best (USNA ‘53) (Bessemer, Ala.)|
|8.) 04 Feb. 1967 – .. Aug. 1968||Lcdr. John William Sellers (Terre Haute, Ind.)|
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